Monthly Archives: June 2005

The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests A…

The Cult of Personality: How Personality Tests Are Leading Us to Miseducate Our Children, Mismanage Our Companies, and Misunderstand Ourselves — By Annie Murphy Paul This is a fascinating, sometimes disturbing, look at the world of personality tests and how … Continue reading

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Mind Wide Open — By Steven Johnson Steven John…

Mind Wide Open — By Steven Johnson Steven Johnson explores ongoing research into the human brain, memory and emotion in this engaging, chatty account. The book is a combination of science and memoir, as Johnson descibes his conversations with researchers … Continue reading

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Everything Bad is Good for You

Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today’s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Matter — By Steven Johnson This is an interesting and provocative book about popular culture, especially video games and television programs, and how they’ve become increasingly … Continue reading

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves : The Zero Tolerance Appro…

Eats, Shoots & Leaves : The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation — By Lynn Truss You’ll either love it or hate it– I loved it. When I first heard about this book, I expected it to more curmudgeonly, more prescriptive, … Continue reading

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